Careers at Torys

Current Opportunities

Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. At Torys, diversity is a core strength. Our commitment to diversity informs our recruitment, retention, development and advancement practices with respect to all of our members. We thrive on the multifaceted and unique perspectives and talents of our people believing that diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences enrich our professional lives, strengthen the quality of our work and improve our ability to respond to the full spectrum of our clients’ needs.

Our lawyers work together to offer seamless cross-border services to our clients all over the world. Dedication to professional excellence and outstanding client service is Torys’ hallmark. Of equal importance is our commitment to maintaining a collegial working environment – one that brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities and styles in an atmosphere of friendship and team spirit. As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Mid-Level Securities Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for an associate to join our corporate group. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus on securities law. In particular, some experience acting for both public and private issuers in a wide variety of financing, business combination and M&A transactions, including both private and publicly traded issuers are preferred. The ideal candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of corporate/commercial & securities law experience;
  • some experience working with corporations, investment banks, financial institutions in negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations;
  • some experience acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in domestic and cross-border public offerings and private placement of debt, equity and structured finance products;
  • some experience dealing with corporate governance matters, disclosure issues, equity and debt trading strategies, as well as regulatory compliance matters;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter and resume in confidence to Jocelyn Harris at jyharris@torys.com.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Senior Manager, Professional Resources and Administration.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate, Debt Financing (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking to add a mid-level associate to our debt financing team. You will be located in Calgary and will work with both the Calgary and Toronto teams, providing you an opportunity to work on a wide range of debt financing transactions across both markets and internationally. We act for both lenders and borrowers on all types of financings which will provide you with an in-depth understanding of both sides of the issues at play. We work on domestic and international transactions without over-staffing our deal teams so you can expect significant responsibility on bet-the-farm transactions, as well as direct client contact and relationship building opportunities. While travel will not be a requirement, there will be opportunities to visit and spend time in the Toronto and New York offices.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Between 3-6 years of practice experience;
  • Meaningful experience representing lenders, borrowers, private equity sponsors and/or other institutional investors in financing transactions, including reviewing and negotiating related transaction documents;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • Superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • The ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • A social and team-based mindset

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts in confidence to Jocelyn Harris at jyharris@torys.com.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Professional Resources and Administration.

Junior Dispute Resolution Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have a least 1-3 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus in litigation, regulatory and insolvency. They will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate’s experience will include:

  • Strong organization skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail, including some experience with file management;
  • Strong research and communication abilities, including the ability to analyze complex client problems, and articulate them, both orally and written, in a clear and concise manner;
  • Some experience appearing independently on matters before the Court of Queen’s Bench;
  • Strong negotiation skills, with some experience reaching and formalizing settlements;
  • Some regulatory experience, including assisting on hearings before the NEB and AUC would be considered an asset; and

Some corporate experience, or an interest in completing solicitor insolvency work, including security reviews and drafting credit, forbearance, and purchase agreements, would be considered an asset.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts in confidence to Jocelyn Harris at jyharris@torys.com.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Professional Resources and Administration.

Sociétaire, droit des sociétés, intermédiaire ou sénior (Montréal)

DESCRIPTION DU POSTE

Pour notre bureau de Montréal en pleine croissance, nous cherchons un avocat en droit des sociétés, de niveau intermédiaire ou sénior, dont la pratique sera axée sur les fusions et acquisitions, le capital d’investissement privé et le financement bancaire. Dans la cadre de ses fonctions, le candidat retenu travaillera étroitement avec les avocats en droit des sociétés à Montréal et dans nos autres bureaux afin de réaliser des mandats dynamiques et stimulants pour la clientèle diversifiée de Torys. Le candidat retenu démontrera une attitude positive, une affinité exceptionnelle pour le service à la clientèle et un sens aigu de l’éthique professionnelle. Il devra posséder d’excellentes références.

PROFIL RECHERCHÉ

Expérience et compétences du candidat idéal :

  • Expérience professionnelle – au moins de 3 à 6 années de pratique dans un cabinet juridique canadien d’envergure ou il aura été notamment exposé aux types de mandats  suivants :
    • transactions générales en droit des sociétés / commerciales;
    • transactions diverses touchant le capital d’investissement privé et le capital de risque, opérations de fusions et acquisitions de sociétés publiques et privées, la mise en place de fonds de capital-investissement, le financement bancaire, ainsi que les placements de titres de sociétés ouvertes et fermées;
    • dossiers touchant une clientèle diversifiée issue de multiples secteurs d’activité, notamment des sociétés canadiennes et internationales, des gestionnaires de fonds privés et (ou) des investisseurs institutionnels, des institutions financières, des entités gouvernementales, des sociétés publiques, des entreprises émergentes, etc.
  • Membre en règle du Barreau du Québec (l’inscription au Barreau d’une province de common law est un atout, sans constituer une exigence);
  • Excellentes aptitudes de communication orale et écrite, en français et en anglais;
  • Solides compétences analytiques, techniques, juridiques et en rédaction;
  • Compétences organisationnelles exceptionnelles et souci du détail;
  • Grand sens du professionnalisme, fortes aptitudes pour les relations interpersonnelles et volonté de collaborer avec les collègues et le personnel des clients;
  • Capacité de travailler tant de manière indépendante qu’en équipe pour établir la priorité des tâches et pour respecter les échéances dans un milieu en évolution rapide;
  • Personnalité s’adaptant aisément à l’ambiguïté et au changement, notamment aux priorités changeantes et aux calendriers évolutifs;
  • Aptitude à travailler selon un horaire souple pour répondre aux besoins de la clientèle;
  • Excellent jugement.

POSER VOTRE CANDIDATURE

Nous invitons les candidates et les candidats intéressés à transmettre leur candidature en toute confidentialité à Georgia Brown, chef du recrutement des professionnels juridiques et de la diversité, par courriel : gbrown@torys.com.

Cliquez ici pour présenter votre candidature en ligne.

Nous favorisons un milieu de travail inclusif et accessible, et nous nous engageons à offrir notre soutien aux candidats et aux membres du cabinet en situation de handicap. Si vous nécessitez des mesures d’aménagement à toute étape du processus de recrutement, veuillez contacter Georgia Brown.

Mid-Level to Senior Corporate Lawyer (Montréal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a mid-level to senior corporate lawyer to join our growing Montréal office with a focus on M&A, private equity and debt financing. Working closely with corporate lawyers in Montréal and across our other offices, this role will offer the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging and dynamic work for Torys’ diverse client base. The successful candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least 3 – 6 years of practice experience at a top Canadian law firm, with exposure to some or all of the following:
    • experience working with general corporate/commercial transactions;
    • experience working on a variety of transactions including debt and private equity deals, public and private M&A matters, fund formation and public and private securities offerings; and
    • experience working with a broad client base spanning multiple industry sectors that includes domestic and international corporations, private equity sponsors and/or institutional investors, financial institutions, government entities, public companies, emerging companies, etc.;
  • membership in good standing of the Québec bar (membership of the bar of another Canadian common law province is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • strong written and oral French and English;
  • strong technical, legal, analytical and drafting skills;
  • exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • a high degree of professionalism, strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and client personnel;
  • the ability to work both independently and as a part of a team to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment;
  • the ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities and timelines;
  • the ability to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands; and
  • excellent judgment.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should forward their application in confidence to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruiting and Diversity, at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown.

Sociétaire, droit des sociétés, junior ou intermédiaire (Montréal)

DESCRIPTION DU POSTE

Nous cherchons un avocat en droit des sociétés, de niveau junior ou intermédiaire, pour notre bureau de Montréal en pleine croissance. Dans la cadre de ses fonctions, le candidat retenu travaillera étroitement avec les avocats en droit des sociétés à Montréal et dans nos autres bureaux afin de réaliser des mandats dynamiques et stimulants pour la clientèle diversifiée de Torys. Le candidat retenu démontrera une attitude positive, une affinité exceptionnelle pour le service à la clientèle et un sens aigu de l’éthique professionnelle. Il devra posséder d’excellentes références.

PROFIL RECHERCHÉ

Expérience et compétences du candidat idéal :

  • Expérience professionnelle – au moins de 2 à 4 années de pratique dans un cabinet juridique canadien d’envergure ou il aura été notamment exposé aux types de mandats  suivants :
    • transactions générales en droit des sociétés / commerciales;
    • transactions diverses touchant le capital d’investissement privé et le capital de risque, opérations de fusions et acquisitions de sociétés publiques et privées, la mise en place de fonds de capital-investissement, le financement bancaire, ainsi que les placements de titres de sociétés ouvertes et fermées;
    • dossiers touchant une clientèle diversifiée issue de multiples secteurs d’activité, notamment des sociétés canadiennes et internationales, des gestionnaires de fonds privés et (ou) des investisseurs institutionnels, des institutions financières, des entités gouvernementales, des sociétés publiques, des entreprises émergentes, etc.
  • Membre en règle du Barreau du Québec (l’inscription au Barreau d’une province de common law est un atout, sans constituer une exigence);
  • Excellentes aptitudes de communication orale et écrite, en français et en anglais;
  • Solides compétences analytiques, techniques, juridiques et en rédaction;
  • Compétences organisationnelles exceptionnelles et souci du détail;
  • Grand sens du professionnalisme, fortes aptitudes pour les relations interpersonnelles et volonté de collaborer avec les collègues et le personnel des clients;
  • Capacité de travailler tant de manière indépendante qu’en équipe pour établir la priorité des tâches et pour respecter les échéances dans un milieu en évolution rapide;
  • Personnalité s’adaptant aisément à l’ambiguïté et au changement, notamment aux priorités changeantes et aux calendriers évolutifs;
  • Aptitude à travailler selon un horaire souple pour répondre aux besoins de la clientèle;
  • Excellent jugement.

POSER VOTRE CANDIDATURE

Nous invitons les candidates et les candidats intéressés à transmettre leur candidature en toute confidentialité à Georgia Brown, chef du recrutement des professionnels juridiques et de la diversité, par courriel : gbrown@torys.com.

Cliquez ici pour présenter votre candidature en ligne.

Nous favorisons un milieu de travail inclusif et accessible, et nous nous engageons à offrir notre soutien aux candidats et aux membres du cabinet en situation de handicap. Si vous nécessitez des mesures d’aménagement à toute étape du processus de recrutement, veuillez contacter Georgia Brown.

Junior to Mid-Level Corporate Lawyer (Montréal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a junior to mid-level corporate lawyer to join our growing Montréal office. Working closely with corporate lawyers in Montréal and across our other offices, this role will offer the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging and dynamic work for Torys’ diverse client base. The successful candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least 2 – 4 years of practice experience at a top Canadian law firm, with exposure to some or all of the following:
    • experience working with general corporate/commercial transactions;
    • experience working on a variety of transactions including debt and private equity deals, public and private M&A matters, fund formation and public and private securities offerings; and
    • experience working with a broad client base spanning multiple industry sectors that includes domestic and international corporations, private equity sponsors and/or institutional investors, financial institutions, government entities, public companies, emerging companies, etc.;
  • membership in good standing of the Québec bar (membership of the bar of another Canadian common law province is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • strong written and oral French and English;
  • strong technical, legal, analytical and drafting skills;
  • exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • a high degree of professionalism, strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and client personnel;
  • the ability to work both independently and as a part of a team to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment;
  • the ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities and timelines;
  • the ability to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands; and
  • excellent judgment.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should forward their application in confidence to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruiting and Diversity, at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown.

Sociétaire en droit commercial (Montréal)

DÉTAILS DU POSTE

Torys est à la recherche d’un sociétaire en droit commercial pour se joindre à notre bureau de Montréal, où il travaillera en étroite collaboration avec les avocats des autres bureaux spécialisés en droit commercial, incluant le groupe œuvrant dans le domaine des institutions financières. Le candidat retenu profitera d’opportunités de travail stimulant dans le domaine du droit de la protection du consommateur et dans le cadre de tout autre dossier en droit commercial. Le candidat idéal fera preuve d’un sens aigu du service à la clientèle, de fortes aptitudes organisationnelles et de gestion du temps, de même qu’un haut niveau de souci du détail. Torys demeure ouvert aux demandes de modalités de travail flexibles.

COMPÉTENCES, APTITUDES ET EXPÉRIENCE

Le candidat idéal aura les attributs suivants:

  • un minimum de 2 à 5 ans d’expérience en droit commercial au sein d’un grand cabinet d’avocats,
  • membre en règle du Barreau du Québec,
  • membre en règle du Barreau de l’Ontario ou de toute autre province canadienne de common law,
  • fortes habiletés de communication en français et en anglais, tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit,
  • fortes habiletés techniques, juridiques, analytiques et de rédaction,
  • aptitudes organisationnelles et souci du détail de niveau supérieur,
  • un haut niveau de professionnalisme, de fortes habiletés interpersonnelles et la volonté de collaborer avec ses collègues et ses clients,
  • la capacité de travailler de manière autonome et au sein d’une équipe afin de prioriser les tâches et respecter les échéances, tout en travaillant dans un milieu dynamique,
  • la capacité de s’adapter avec aisance aux situations pourvues d’ambiguïtés et de changements, incluant les priorités et les échéanciers changeants,
  • La capacité de travailler des heures flexibles si nécessaire afin de combler les besoins des clients.

DEMANDES D’EMPLOI

Les candidats intéressés doivent soumettre leur CV à Kimberly Sheldrake-Head au ksheldrake@torys.com.

Cliquez ici pour télécharger en PDF.

Chez Torys, nous sommes déterminés à favoriser la diversité dans le cadre du recrutement, de la rétention et de l’avancement de nos professionnels. Nous croyons que la diversité, que ce soit en ce qui a trait à la culture, au milieu, aux expériences ou aux perspectives, joue un rôle primordial dans l’amélioration de la qualité de notre travail et de nos vies. Nous nous engageons à promouvoir et à créer un environnement de travail inclusif et accessible à tous. Les candidats atteints d’une incapacité ou d’un handicap auront accès à tous les accommodements nécessaires. Si vous souhaitez bénéficier de mesures d’accommodement lors du processus de recrutement, veuillez communiquer avec Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Gestionnaire sénior, Ressources professionnelles.

Le genre masculin est utilisé dans ce document sans aucune discrimination et dans le seul but d’alléger le texte.

Commercial Lawyer (Montréal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a commercial lawyer to join our Montreal office. Working closely with the commercial lawyers in our other offices, including our Financial Institutions group, this role offers the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging, important work in consumer protection and other commercial matters. The ideal candidate will have a strong service orientation, excellent time management and organizational skills and superior attention to detail. We would be open to flexible work arrangements.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least two to five years of commercial experience at a top law firm;
  • membership in good standing of the Quebec bar;
  • membership in good standing in Ontario or in another Canadian common law province;
  • strong written and oral French and English;
  • strong technical, legal, analytical and drafting skills;
  • exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • a high degree of professionalism, strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and client personnel;
  • the ability to work independently and as a part of a team to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working in a fast paced environment;
  • the ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities and timelines; and
  • the ability to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head at ksheldrake@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Banking and Debt Finance Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking to add a mid-level Banking and Debt Finance associate with approximately 2 to 4 years of relevant experience to join our dynamic U.S. corporate group in New York. Working closely with the firm’s mergers and acquisitions and private equity groups on acquisition financings, providing you an opportunity to work on a wide range of debt financing transactions across both the U.S. and Canadian markets, and internationally. We work on domestic and international transactions without over-staffing our deal teams so you can expect significant responsibility on bet-the-farm transactions, as well as direct client contact and relationship building opportunities.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • meaningful experience representing lenders, borrowers, private equity sponsors and/or other institutional investors in connection with credit facilities and other debt financings;
  • excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

Experience with any of the following is helpful but not required: asset based loans; project or infrastructure finance; cross-border or international transactions; high yield bonds; intercreditor arrangements.

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

APPLICATIONS

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your résumé, deal sheet and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Private Equity/M&A Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a mid-level private equity/M&A associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in New York. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please click here.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/M&A deal experience, including: advising private equity/institutional clients and their portfolio companies on buyout transactions, PIPE transactions, co-investment, joint venture and co-sponsor transactions and add-on acquisitions;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • approximately 4-5 years of relevant NY‐law transactional experience in a law firm setting;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

You must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

APPLICATIONS

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kim Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Corporate Attorney, Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a mid-level attorney with experience in executive compensation and employee benefits to join our dynamic corporate practice. Torys’ Pensions and Employment Practice has broad expertise in pensions, executive compensation, employee benefits and employment matters in Canada and the United States. Our clients span all industrial sectors and include public and private companies, investors, major financial institutions, including foreign and domestic banks, insurance companies, trust companies, investment funds and individuals.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • three to five years of experience in the following areas (or a subset thereof):
    • Section 409A of the Code, including executive deferred compensation plans;
    • Cash and equity-based incentives;
    • Employment, consulting, severance and other service-related contracts in the transactional context (e.g., diligence, transaction agreement and schedules, negotiation of going-forward employment and equity terms for senior management, Section 280G of the Code);
    • Benefit plan operations (401(k), medical, etc.);
    • Title I of ERISA (plan asset rules, etc., from both the fund and investor perspective) and in the employment-law context.
  • strong drafting skills and sound judgment;
  • superior client service orientation and work ethic;
  • ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple deals and matters simultaneously;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • ability to work well independently and as part of a team; and
  • be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

APPLICATIONS

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your résumé, deal sheet and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Corporate/Securities Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a mid-level to senior associate to join the dynamic and busy capital markets practice of our corporate department in New York.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will:

  • have significant experience:
    • representing financial institutions and public and private corporate clients in a broad range of capital markets transactions including U.S. registered debt, equity and initial public offerings and cross-border Rule 144A/Regulation S transactions;
    • researching and providing corporate clients with advice on general corporate governance as well as corporate and securities law advice in connection with public and private financings and mergers and acquisitions; and
    • advising clients in the preparation of SEC reporting requirements, including annual and quarterly reports;
  • have excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • have a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • have the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple deals and matters;
  • have the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment;
  • have good judgment; and
  • be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

APPLICATIONS

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your résumé, deal sheet and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Mid-Level Funds Associate (Toronto or Montréal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a mid-level associate to join our highly-ranked private equity fund formation and fund investment practice group. This group advises both fund sponsors and institutional investors in structuring, negotiating and investing in private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds and co-investment transactions. It also advises fund sponsors on fund formation spanning a range of private market areas, including buy-out, infrastructure and secondary funds as well as formation of segregated accounts and sole mandates. The associate could be based in either our Toronto or Montréal office, but would work closely with our entire fund formation and fund investment practice group which is fully integrated across multiple offices.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of practice experience working on private equity fund formations and/or investments in private equity funds at a major Canadian law firm. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience working collaboratively with practice specialists in a large firm environment and should be comfortable servicing clients across a wide range of industries.

A positive attitude, team orientation and demonstrated work ethic are essential to succeeding this role, as is an ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and/or the Québec bar.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity in Toronto.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity in Montréal.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let Georgia know.

Enterprise Architect (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an Enterprise Architect to join our Information Services team. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Enterprise Technology, the Enterprise Architect is responsible for developing strategy and solutions, as well as maintaining design plans for the overall enterprise technology architecture.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Daily Operations

  • Act as subject matter expert and respond to complex questions and problems raised by team members or users. Escalate issues to appropriate Manager as needed.
  • Responsible for providing regular consultation to stakeholders and users regarding short and long-term solutions to meet business objectives.

Assess Opportunities and Requirements Definition

  • Work closely with Manager and key stakeholders to improve business performance through enterprise information solutions and capabilities (e.g. cloud, data analytics, business intelligence, content management, master data management, data integration, and related information management or information infrastructure components).
  • Work with key stakeholders to identify new technology solutions to support business needs, organize and actively participate in brainstorming sessions to identify technical architecture challenges and opportunities.
  • Support creation of business architecture models demonstrating how products, operations, and systems interoperate within the organizations. Ensure services align to roadmaps and understand the effect on the organization’s information architecture.
  • Knowledge of the current technology environment and the technology industry to understand market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Define the principles, guidelines, standards and solution patterns to ensure solution decisions are aligned with the enterprise's future-state architecture vision.
  • Support the strategic planning for key systems including Document Management System, Office 365, Financial Practice Management System, Telephony, Mobility, Remote Access, etc.
  • Ensure solutions developed across functions adhere to enterprise architecture standards and principals and services.
  • Help manage structured software Proof of Concepts (“POC”) and software pilots.

Planning, Scheduling and Work Allocation

  • Support the development of plans for investing in technology, including development of technology platform roadmaps (e.g. Cloud, Data, Emerging Technologies, Enterprise Application Portfolio), and analyzing cost reduction opportunities and IT investment strategies.
  • Work with Manager, Enterprise Technology to develop detailed work and resource plans which outline the activities and key objectives needed to successfully complete any technology Proof of Concept (“POC”) or Pilot.
  • Lead project and enhancement assessments of feasibility, impact and effort required to implement changes to firm applications.

Implementation and Monitoring

  • Identify resource conflicts or gaps which may affect the outcome of the POC/Pilot and work with responsible directors/managers to resolve any issues.
  • Work with vendors and internal stakeholders to develop data/QA validation scripts/ plans.
  • Help facilitate knowledge transfer for newly implemented solutions and transition to operational support.

Vendor Management

  • Act as technical liaison to translate business requirements of program and process owners, and oversee the build and delivery of customized solutions.
  • Responsible for building and managing relationships with key stakeholders and identifying ways technology can support their business capabilities.
  • Provide regular communication to key stakeholders and consultants/vendors regarding the status of the POC/Pilot issues and risks.

Continuous Improvement

  • Work closely with the Manager on continuous improvements in process, awareness, knowledge and capability within information services in the area of enterprise architecture.
  • Coach, mentor and collaborate with technical subject matter experts to develop technology architecture that enables and drives new business capabilities and operating models.
  • Identify the organizational impact and financial impact of the enterprise technology architecture.
  • Document necessary enterprise technology architecture design and analysis work, including project postmortem documentation and metric collection.
  • Participate in special projects as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate education in computer science, information systems or a related study, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably in a professional services environment.
  • Experience with law firm applications such as iManage, MS Office, Elite, Mobility and Remote Access is preferred.
  • Experience in process improvement, utilizing tools and techniques to effect business change.
  • Experience in developing service requirements and scopes-of-work for enterprise projects.
  • Solid understanding of process improvement, utilizing tools and techniques to effect business change.
  • Knowledge of application development processes, DevOps, and Agile methodologies.
  • Knowledge of various technologies and concepts including, enterprise development and architecture including distributed transactions, n-Tier architecture, XML/XSL and messaging products, ASP.NET, C#, large scale MS SQL Server and middleware, Office 365 and integration of cloud solutions with on-premise solutions.
  • Strong client service orientation with a proven track record of going above and beyond to service clients.
  • Proven ability to establish and build trust-based working relationship with stakeholders.
  • Strong project and time management skills; ability to manage a variety of concurrent projects and initiatives.
  • Strong relationship, collaboration and consultation skills, and the ability to work with a diverse group of people within different levels of the firm.
  • Strategic and innovative thinker who is capable of delivering in pragmatic ways.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruby Dhindsa, Manager, Human Resources.

Financial Systems Analyst (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Financial Systems Analyst to join our Financial Services team. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Financial Reporting, this position will be responsible for preparing, maintaining and analyzing complex financial data/reports for key clients and various stakeholders. This individual will be required to design and create reports and partner with other Financial Systems Analysts to act as the firm System Administrator tasked with running all system-related maintenance, reconciliation and troubleshooting tasks.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Establish strong working relationships with Client Managers and provide full administrative support to enhance client relationships.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the Financial Accounting/Reporting System (3E), including all system-related requests and troubleshooting.
  • Work closely with the Information Services Group to develop processes for new reports in 3E (IDE).
  • Prepare, analyze and maintain complex internal management reports (includes financial and non-financial information) for Finance Managers, Lawyers, Executive & Finance Committees and other administrative groups
  • Maintain MS Access databases with the aim to reduce dependencies on legacy databases and replace them with 3E reports and databases.
  • Provide support to the Financial Accounting team for month end closing processes (system closing tasks and financial package preparation).
  • Review, validate and/or provide guidance on the interpretation of reports prepared by other Financial Analysts or Junior Financial Analysts.
  • Provide support and backup to other Financial Analysts, Pricing Analyst and Finance Managers.
  • Train and mentor Analysts and delegate tasks as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate Taxation or Internal Auditing.
  • Attained a professional accounting designation or in pursuit of designation.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Experience with Financial System maintenance and data tables, and knowledge of SQL is required.
  • Knowledge of MS Access is a significant advantage.
  • Strong technical skills with expert knowledge of Excel including pivot tables is required.
  • Experience working with Elite E3 Financial System and/or any other complex financial accounting system would be an asset
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to quickly grasp complex assignments; the aptitude to analyze a variety of considerations, determine what’s important, and assess possible course of action. 
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail with an ability to plan, organize, schedule and deliver within tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruby Dhindsa, Manager, Human Resources.

M&A/Private Equity Practice Counsel (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Torys LLP is seeking an M&A and private equity practice counsel, who will be responsible for managing and growing our private and public M&A precedents, providing current awareness of recent developments and trends in these areas, providing legal content for our internal and external websites, authoring publications to clients, teaching in our corporate CLE program, participating in seminars for clients, responding to questions internally from our lawyers, and working on client and business development initiatives. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. Membership in the New York State Bar Association would be an asset, but is not a requirement, for this role.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least eight years of transactional practice experience in a major Canadian business law firm;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong drafting and legal technical skills;
  • A pro-active and enthusiastic attitude.
  • An ability to work independently and diplomatically;
  • Excellent time management skills, an ability to prioritize, and a strong work ethic;
  • An ability to train/guide users in their use of evolving information sources;
  • Evidence of a collaborative and inclusive working style;
  • A desire to develop an understanding of the firm and its information and knowledge sharing needs;
  • A high level of comfort with law firm technology and willingness to develop new technology proficiencies; and
  • An LLB or JD degree with an excellent academic record from a reputable law school.

APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants should forward a résumé, cover letter and academic transcripts to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity at gbrown@torys.com.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Japanese Language Proficiency) (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a mid-level associate with strong Japanese language skills to join our top-ranked Corporate group. Our clients include major corporations, entrepreneurial and growth-oriented companies in all major industrial sectors, investment funds, and all levels of government. In this exciting role, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a broad range of complex and innovative transactions, both public and private, for organizations of all sizes and across a variety of sectors.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of corporate experience at a major Canadian or international law firm. In particular, we are seeking a lawyer with significant experience working on a variety of transactions, public and private M&A transactions, and general corporate/commercial matters. The candidate must be fully proficient in Japanese language (oral and written).

A positive attitude, team orientation and demonstrated work ethic are essential to succeeding this role, as is an ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and/or a U.S. state bar.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let Georgia know.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate, Life Sciences (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level corporate associate to join our dynamic life sciences practice. Torys’ Life Sciences Practice is consistently ranked as a leading life science in both Canada and the U.S. and the only totally integrated cross border practice of its kind. We work with biopharma, medical device and health technology companies ranging from start-ups to the largest biotech company in the world, venture capitalists, investment banks, academic medical centers and inventors. The client base is truly international with a focus on U.S., Canadian, Israeli and European entities. The candidate will get extensive client exposure and responsibility and will be mentored by a team of lawyers.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate should have:

  • strong academic credentials
  • at least 3+ years’ experience at a major law firm
  • strong background and/or passion for life sciences
  • high energy and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • love of learning and desire for accelerated professional development
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • the ability to provide creative solutions to clients’ issues
  • the ability and desire to work directly with both emerging and established clients
  • the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, including superb drafting skills
  • the ability to balance competing client demands
  • a positive attitude, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic

The candidate should have some experience with and/or exposure to some or all of the following:

  • drafting and negotiating documents for venture capital, private equity and mergers and acquisition transactions
  • drafting and negotiating licensing and joint venture agreements
  • securities law transactions, including private placements, public offerings and other financings, as well as periodic disclosures
  • general corporate representation

Applicants should be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and/or in a U.S. state

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Corporate Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an ambitious, self-driven mid to senior corporate law clerk to join our team in Toronto. The ideal candidate will be a confident, proactive, high detailed oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills. Working with other law clerks, lawyers and articling students, it is expected that the candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work with tight turnaround times during and outside business hours and will be called upon to draft, review and analyze corporate documents, and assist with transactions.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years’ experience as a corporate clerk, including exposure to some or all of the following:

  • drafting documentation relating to reorganizations, incorporations, amalgamations, annual proceedings, dissolutions, securities filings, etc.
  • conducting and reporting on minute book reviews and maintaining corporate records, securities ledgers and registers.
  • preparing documents and instructing agents in connection with extra provincial registrations, renewals and notification to provincial authorities.
  • conducting corporate searches, and analyzing and summarizing search results.
  • assisting with corporate reorganizations, share and asset purchase transactions, including:
    • preparing and maintaining closing checklists;
    • reviewing and drafting closing documents, including resolutions, officers’ certificates and other supporting documents; and
    • preparing closing books and drafting reporting letters.
  • Knowledge of applicable corporate statutes and regulations (CBCA and OBCA, etc.)
  • Community College Law Clerk Diploma or Certificate (or equivalent).
  • University degree would be a plus.
  • Experience using CorpLink will be considered an asset.
  • Experience accessing and making filings on SEDAR and working on securities transactions will also be considered an asset.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head at ksheldrake@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Mid-Level Lending Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a mid-level lending associate to join our growing practice. Our lending team is recognized by our clients and peers for its experience, innovative but practical approach and cross-border capabilities. We are proud of our reputation as being deal facilitators. We regularly represent both lenders and borrowers, allowing us to understand both sides of the issues at play. Our team acts on a wide range of banking and debt financing matters, including: bank financings (both bilateral and syndicated), asset-based loan transactions, acquisition financings, project finance transactions, subordinated debt financings and related intercreditor arrangements, derivatives and structured loan products.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Between 4 – 6 years of practice experience;
  • Admission to the Ontario bar (admission to the New York bar is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • Meaningful experience representing lenders or borrowers in connection with credit facilities and other financings and/or private equity sponsors and other institutional investors in connection with acquisition financings and other leveraged finance transactions;
  • Broad experience reviewing and negotiating agreements relating to secured and unsecured debt financing transactions;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • Superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • The ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • The ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • Good judgement.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Trademark Agent (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a licensed Canadian trademark agent to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have significant experience working in-house or in an intellectual property group at a law firm. You will frequently be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must also be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Significant experience as a trademark agent, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • preparing business practical opinions on the registrability and use of trademarks in accordance with criteria imposed by the law, procedure and practice
    • preparing, filing and prosecuting applications for registration of trademarks
    • advising trademark owners on the maintenance and protection of their trademarks, including foreign trademark portfolio management
    • assisting with trademark oppositions, including preparing pleadings and evidence
    • setting up guidelines for properly promoting, advertising and using trademarks
    • assisting with trademark portfolio management
    • advising clients on commercial issues and transactions involving trademarks including conducting intellectual property asset audits and preparing due diligence investigations
  • Understands the “bigger picture” and analyzes problems thoroughly
  • Must have thorough knowledge of the Trademarks Act (including upcoming amendments), as well as related rules, jurisprudence and Trademarks Office and Opposition Board practice
  • Must have strong written, oral and communication skills, and work well in teams, including mentoring skills
  • Must be a registered Canadian Trademark Agent

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and transcripts to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

To apply online, click here.

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At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Corporate Associate, Projects (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a mid-level to senior corporate associate to join our thriving projects team. This associate will have the opportunity to work on an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary team of lawyers to help clients to plan, procure, build and finance major capital projects across multiple sectors, including infrastructure, energy, mining and real estate. This associate will advise a wide range of dynamic clients, including sponsors, lenders, public authorities and contractors on innovative projects in Canada, the United States and internationally. The work will include commenting on, drafting and/or negotiating credit facilities and other financing agreements, concession and project agreements, major subcontracts (both construction contracts and service contracts), and equity arrangements.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • between 2 - 6 years of corporate, commercial or financing experience;
  • admission to the Ontario bar (admission to the New York bar is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • experience advising clients in respect of contract drafting, negotiation and administration, risk identification, evaluation and management;
  • experience representing private developers, public authorities, lenders, construction contractors and/or service providers in the implementation of large-scale capital projects;
  • experience working on commercial construction and project development transactions;
  • expertise in structuring, negotiation, and documentation of international and domestic project and structured financings;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

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